Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP): For outstanding TAs and those that show the potential to be outstanding

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)
The programme focuses on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as: challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning. There are facilitated practical sessions and lesson observations at the host school, West Monkton Primary School, with linked practical tasks back in your own school to apply what you learn. The programme enables delegates to share ideas and strategies to help move their school’s forward. Delegates gain confidence in feeling able to voice their views and ideas, and feel empowered to take the lead in their development as “learning assistants”, with a focus on facilitating the pupils learning experience.

OLEVI OTAP - Taunton Teaching Alliance, Taunton Learning Partnership


This programme is aimed at primary phase teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be outstanding in their roles.

“The OTAP has clarified and confirmed the role of teaching assistants in facilitating learning. It has also ensured that teaching assistants are an intrinsic part of school-to-school partnership working”
Ruth Cutting, Headteacher, Olive Hill Primary School

Course Dates: Monday 5th March, Monday 12th March, Monday 19th March, Monday 9th April, Tuesday 17th April (1-4pm every session)

Venue: West Monkton Primary School

Attendance at every training session is necessary to obtain OTAP accreditation.

Schools that are members of the Taunton Learning Partnership are eligible for a 50% discount on the £300 course fee (£150). Please contact Katherine Hollinghurst to request the discount coupon code: KHollinghurst@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Visit the booking page here.